Today I’d like to give you a few reasons why you should write your own book.
My first novel, ‘Zarya’, was unexpected. I never had a dream to be an author, nor did I ever think I’d be writing stories! Touring as a musician and writing songs has always been my passion. But when I got into writing the first pages of Zarya, my imagination opened up in a way I never thought possible!
The ability to create my own characters and create a world from my own head intrigued me.
I’ve since found a passion for writing fiction that I never thought possible. Because of this, I want to give you 9 Reasons You Should Write Your Own Book!
9 Reasons You Should Write Your Own Book!
1. You won’t regret it.
The most incredible feeling in the world is holding a book in your hand that you wrote! You won't regret leaving a legacy of words behind for others to read even if you don't take up writing full time.
2. Share your unique perspective on things.
All of us have a story in us. Whether we know it or not. And we all have a unique perspective of the way we see the world. Be bold and let the world hear your point of view. It just might be what the world needs right now! You have a voice and a story. Don't be afraid to use it!
3. Now is the perfect time to write your own book.
Write about something that inspires you. Write the story you always wanted to read. In the digital age we live in, there couldn't be a better time to write your own book! Let us know what we're missing. Which is your story!
4. The Fresh New Passion You needed!
I never thought I'd become a writer. I always thought music was the only way I could express my imagination. It wasn't until I tried writing my own story that I found a whole new hidden passion! I use to think that writing was for a specific type of person. It turns out I was that type of person. And maybe you are, too!
5. Writing relieves stress
Perhaps you want to scream. Maybe you want to yell. Or you might want to get all that raw emotion out of your head. Expressing yourself on paper or with writing is an excellent stress reliever! You don't have to worry about being interrupted, and you can say (write) everything you need to get it off your chess. Plus, writing takes your mind out of the constant reality you see every day.
6. Write to get better
You might already be a writer. If so, that's great! The more you write, the better writer you become. So put some words on paper for fun or write to polish up your style. Nothing teaches you how to write better than sitting down to write! Make a plan to write at least a few times a week. You'll be surprised at your potential. And how much writing you get done!
7. Create another source of income
I'm not going to tell you that you'll get rich writing books. But there are more than enough people that want to hear what you've got to say.
People that will buy your book! In fact, print book sales are up 18 percent in 2021, and adult fiction books jumped 31 percent! More people are reading and buying books than ever before.
I was amazed at the number of books I sold in the first week of becoming an author.
And people are still downloading my kindle ebooks all the time. You can create a constant stream of income if you’re serious about being a writer.
So give it a shot!
8. Something to look back on
After your book has been print and sent out to the world, you have officially created a legacy!
You’ve created something you’ll always be able to look back on. Something to make you proud.
Even though I’ve written hundreds of songs and had my music played all over the world, holding a book that I wrote is still to this day one of my proudest moments.
So write to leave a legacy. Write to be proud!
9. Boost your credibility by writing a book
Writing a book is the best business card you can have! It shows discipline, creativity, and knowledge.
“From a business perspective, writing a book is the fastest way to gain credibility, establish yourself as an expert in your field, and build a professional reputation. It can also be used as a promotional item and marketing tool for your business.
Think about it: What sort of impression do you get when you meet someone who has become a published author?
Without even knowing them, you might assume that if they were able to write an entire book and get it published, they must be an expert.”
Author, Contributor – Jackiem Joyner
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